Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:48 pm
A redesigned Android TV interface has already begun rolling out to users
Google has begun rolling out a landmark update for its Android TV smart TV platform. Rumors about this event began to circulate on the net for several months.
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The fact is that the update brings a significantly redesigned user interface, very similar to the Google TV skin in the new Chromecast media player, which debuted in October 2002. Note that Google TV is not a standalone OS and not a renamed Android TV, but an additional Android TV shell.
Android TV’s interface offers fewer home screen tabs than Google TV. There are only three tabs on the side of Search — Home, Discover, and Apps at the top of the screen.
The Home tab offers a familiar Android TV home screen with quick access to your favorite apps and channels, divided into several sections. Apps give access to all installed apps. Unlike Google TV, there are no app recommendations from the Google Play Store.
The Discover tab offers recommendations tailored to the user’s tastes based on their actions and popular content from Google.
The new Android TV interface has already begun rolling out in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France. In these countries, it will be available to all users within a few days. In other regions, the arrival of the new interface will have to wait several weeks.